I haven’t baked cupcakes in awhile. I made some about a month ago for a coworker’s baby shower, but that’s really been it. I got quite burned out on them, but lately, I’ve been thinking of making some again. I don’t know where the craving came from, but I settled on making Toffee Cupcakes.
I waffled about whether or not to make the cupcakes chocolate, but in the end I decided not to. I’ve also been mulling over whether or not I want to make homemade Funfetti cupcakes…I think I’m just craving simple vanilla-flavored stuff these days.
The cupcakes were easy enough. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do for the frosting, but in the end, I went with a Rum Buttercream (which is nothing more than a regular buttercream, but with rum extract instead of vanilla…The rum extract reminds me of Butter Rum LifeSavers–My all-time favorite flavor).
I thought the rum buttercream might be a little too sweet–At least I thought so when I first tasted it. But it wasn’t once I put it on the cupcakes. I was surprised at how tasty they were–And how moist the cupcake itself was. I have 2 dozen of them to snack on the rest of the weekend. Yum!